Understand, Validate, Empathise, Stay Safe
Self-Injury is a commonly misunderstood and highly stigmatised (and often ridiculed) phenomenon. There are many common attitudes taken by medical professionals, multi-agency staff, the public and mass media.
However the reality of self-injury is massively complicated and very often unhelpfully misunderstood.
As some of our facilitators are self-injury 'survivors' we can present training written from this unique service-user perspective. Our training covers reasons for self injury, the stigma around self-injury, harm minimisation and looks at recovery also and effective skills for working with people who self injure.
We offer two courses in Self Injury;
Working with Self injury; This is a half day course covering self injury and aims to give staff basic practical skills in working with self injury.
Self Injury - Education, Awareness and Skills; This is a one day course covering the formal theory behind self injury and a more detailed look at the causes, types of self injury and provides a practical guide to working with people who self injure.